Over the last year, Italian DJ-production duo Tale of Us has exploded. And Miami was essentially ground zero, with the pair's sudden, massive international success riding on the heels of two infectious floor bombs -- the remixes of Thugfucker's "Disco Gnome" and WhoMadeWho's "Every Minute Alone" -- that broke out during Miami Music Week 2011.
Those tracks introduced listeners to that unmistakable Tale of Us sound, all walloping serpentine basslines and dark cavernous atmospheres. They also heralded the arrival of Life and Death, an imprint co-founded by the duo's Matteo Milleri and Carmine Conte.
"With Life and Death, we have the objective of releasing music ranging from house and disco to quality pop and indie," the duo told MyBeatFix.com back in October. "We are trying to make a small difference in this industry of hypes and trends. We want to introduce new music that can stand the test of time."
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But Tale of Us have also earned props for being part of the Visionquest label's ultra-exclusive artist roster. "Our bond to Visionquest is a bond of friendship first and foremost," they explained. "These were the guys who first recognized our talent and music and believed in our sound. They also gave us complete artistic control and freedom, no hurries or pressure to fit genres. Pure experimentation."
That experimental edge is definitely one of the biggest selling points for the duo, whose DJ sets tend to be geared more towards head trips than mindless booty-shaking. Find out for yourself when they throw down with PL0T at the Electric Pickle on Saturday.
Tale of Us. With Alajandro Sab. Saturday, May 19. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The party starts at 10 p.m. Call 305-456-5613 or visit electricpicklemiami.com.